TD Grade 1 Book Giveaway for 2022
Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award for Children’s Literature
Every child has a voice — if we take the time to listen.
In this appealing, energetic picture book, two kids with different challenges and strengths find they are just what the other needs to navigate classroom life.
Tyson does everything fast — so fast he often disrupts the class. His teacher is always saying, “Too fast, Tyson!” And often he ends up playing all alone.
Suze, the new girl, is nonverbal with special needs. Sometimes her classmates don’t know what those needs are.
But Tyson understands. Taking the time to interpret her cues, Tyson forms a special friendship with Suze, and teaches his classmates what it means to listen and understand others.
Claudia Dávila’s bright, energetic art captures the joy of moving at your own speed and connecting with a friend who can ride alongside.
Written by Heather M. O’Connor
Illustrated by Claudia Dávila
My sincere thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario for supporting the creation of this book.